Seat Belt Reminder
November 7, 2020
Question: How can someone drive without a seat belt on? Doesn't the dinging annoy them?
Answer: This is a good question as I've observed numerous ways some folks have tried to get around wearing their seat belt.
Around the mid-'70s, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) added a seat belt reminder signal to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. The new standard required vehicles to have a seat belt reminder (SBR) system that gave an audible signal after the driver turned on the ignition and hadn't fastened their seat belt. In 2001, Congress directed NHTSA to stu...